More Than A Run
2020 Virtual 5K
EXTENDED to October 4th!
5K, your way
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to walk, jog, or run for racial justice!
Virtually join members of the local and national running community in solidarity and advocacy
anytime between September 25th - October 4th 2020.
Ready to join the fight for Racial Justice?
Acts of inhumanity, violence, and unequal treatment for BIPOC individuals are all around us. We witness them daily in our families, our workplaces, our schools, our communities, and on our newsfeeds. When we look back through years, decades, and centuries into our nation’s past we see these patterns repeated time and time again. Throughout history our society has been designed to elevate white supremacy and diminish diversity and acceptance. The strong emotional reactions and hurt that we continue to experience and hold as we unveil these ugly and painful realities are important and can be redirected to demand important change. Now, more than ever, we cannot stand still and turn a blind eye to these realities of systemic racism, inequality, and oppression.
We are running and walking to combat long standing institutional inequities by raising funds to support and uplift organizations that are doing critically important work to promote racial justice.
What can we do about it?
DONATE - By signing up for this Virtual Race you will be supporting 3 organizations actively working towards racial justice at the different stages, Violence In Boston, Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, and BU Center for Antiracist Research.
LEARN - Subscribe and listen to the Fitness in Color Podcast where we feature leaders in the community and highlight the intersection of running and racial justice work. Topics will include the history of these movements, what is being done today, and possible solutions for the future.
RUN - Join us virtually any day/time between September 25th - September 30th as we take steps and strides to dismantle the long and painful history of hatred, bigotry, and racism in the United States.
By supporting our Virtual 5K, your registration fee will contribute to the following:
- Fund and uplift our partner organizations that are doing critically important work to promote racial justice
- Amplify Black voices through the launch of the Fitness in Color podcast
- Launch PYNRS, a Black-owned Performance Streetwear brand with the focus on telling our own stories
- Continued programming and efforts to diversify our sport
Will you join us?
Did you know...
Nationwide, Black people are dying at 2.4 times the rate of white people.
Black students are suspended and expelled from school three times more often than white students are.
7 in 10
Seven in ten Black people said they are treated less fairly than whites are in their dealings with police.
In a 2020 Suffolk University Law School Boston rental discrimination study, Black renters experienced discrimination by real estate brokers and landlords in 71% of cases tested.
Help us put numbers like these in the history books — not headlines.
Run, walk or jog anywhere between September 25th-30th, and follow the instructions in your email on how to post your virtual result. Registrants will receive a t-shirt and a medal (add s&h fee to order).
$25.00Jul 20 - Oct 4
This registration is for people who don't want to participate in the virtual run, but want to make a donation to one of our three charity partners, or create a fundraising page to collect online pledges.
Jul 20 - Oct 4
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Team Diversity & InclusionRaised:
Trail Animals Running ClubRaised:
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- PIONEERS Run Crew